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The Discovery and Mystery of a Dinosaur Named Jane

Series: Prime (Elementary)

By Judith Williams

Digging in the badlands of Montana, workers from the Burpee Museum of Natural History have spent weeks hunting for fossils. On their last day of prospecting they make a great find: the toe bone of a meat-eating dinosaur! Judith Williams takes us on this adventure—from the dig site to the creation and opening of the museum exhibit. The dinosaur named Jane is different from any found before and it’s up to scientists at the museum to identify her. In cooperation with the Burpee Museum of Natural History, Enslow presents this featured title, packed with photographs from the expedition and new museum exhibit, "Jane’s World." This full-circle story supports the National Science Education Standards for "Earth Science" and "Science as a Human Endeavor."

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Reviews

"The language is simple but scientifically correct; the chapters are short but clearly cover all the coring and exciting aspects of such digs . . . Your true dinosaur lovers and even their jaded parents will relish this glimpse into the real work of a dinosaur dig."

BayViews, September 2007

"Full-color photographs and an inviting format complement an interesting, behind-the-scenes view of the scientists at work."

El Paso Independent School District, July 16, 2008

"The language flows well in this book and would intrigue both young and old."

South Sound Book Review Council, March 14, 2008

"An enjoyable expedition for budding paleontologists."

School Library Journal, July 2007

". . . an excellent addition to any dinosaur collection."

Puget Sound Council, February 2009

". . . dino loving students will learn from this book as well as enjoy it."

Association of Region XI School Libraries, October 1, 2007

"Readers will enjoy the excitement of the dinosaur hunt, while learning much about what a paleontologist does. The book includes great documentation and useful illustrations."

Richardson Independent School District, September 4, 2007

". . . dino fans will dig this discovery almost as much as the team who found the baby Jane."

Denver Public Schools, November 12, 2009

"This is a science book that reads like a good storybook . . . The vocabulary of the process is well incorporated into the story form. The photos help in understanding the scientific process."

Library Media Connection, August/September 2007

"This book makes paleontology come alive and should be in every elementary library."

Garland Independent School District, August 20, 2007

"It is well organized to maintain reader interest . . . Highly recommended for elementary and middle school collections."

TriState Young Adult Book Review Committee, May 2007

"For children in the sixth grade who love reading about dinosaurs . . . this book is the perfect match . . . documenting a real-life adventure involving the unearthing of a real dinosaur’s skeleton."

Children's Literature

"This is a wonderful, nonfiction account of the real-life exploration, excavation, and investigation of a group of scientists who discovered dinosaur bones in Hell Creek, Montana . . . This is real science, clearly written and well-illustrated."

National Science Teachers Association Recommends Web site, posted May 11, 2007

"The facets of paleontology are presented well . . ."

Science Books & Films, September/October 2007

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